Uber’s New Plan for Rider Security Involves Selfies… Lots of Selfies


Announced today, a new feature for Uber drivers will require a selfie photo before each shift to verify their identities. Real-Time ID Check aims to prevent fraudulent use of a driver’s account and provide customers with a greater sense of confidence in the ride-sharing company. “Driver account sharing or theft is a low-frequency problem right now, but when it happens it’s a high-severity thing for us so it makes sense to put our security resources on it,” Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan told USA Today. “We’ve been testing this new system with tens of thousands of drivers in the past months,…

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